Christopher Henderson

University of Chicago

Department of Mathematics
5734 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60637

Office: Eckhart 228
E-mail Address: henderson [at]
Phone: (773) 834 - 0567


I organize the CAMP (Computational Applied Math and PDE) seminar. The schedule is here.

I am currently teaching Math 16310, Section 20
Previously, I taught: Math 16110, Section 20 and Math 16210, Section 20

I am currently an LE Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago. Previously, I was a LabEx MILYON post-doc housed at UMPA / ENS de Lyon under the mentorship of Vincent Calvez. Before that, I was a graduate student of Lenya Ryzhik. My CV can be seen here.

Research Interests
Broadly my research is in partial differential equations. I am mainly interested in mathematical models (e.g. reaction-diffusion and kinetic) for physical and biological phenomena and their qualitative properties. I have also done some work in fluid dynamics and probability.

Publications and Preprints
  1. [arxiv] Local existence, lower mass bounds, and a new continuation criterion for the Landau equation, with Snelson, Tarfulea (submitted)
  2. [arxiv] The Bramson delay in the non-local Fisher-KPP equation, with Bouin, Ryzhik (submitted)
  3. [arxiv] Propagation in a Fisher-KPP equation with non-local advection, with Hamel (submitted)
  4. [arxiv] C^\infty smoothing for weak solutions of the inhomogeneous Landau equation, with Snelson (submitted)
  5. [arxiv] [journ] The reactive-telegraph equation and a related kinetic model, with Souganidis (NoDEA 2017)
  6. [arxiv] Thin front limit of an integro--differential Fisher--KPP equation with fat--tailed kernels, with Bouin, Garnier, Patout (SIAM J. Math. Anal., to appear)
  7. [arxiv] Super-linear propagation for a general, local cane toads model, with Perthame, Souganidis (Interface Free Bound., to appear)
  8. [arxiv] Influence of a mortality trade-off on the spreading rate of cane toads fronts, with Bouin, Chan, Kim (submitted)
  9. [arxiv] [journ] The Bramson logarithmic delay in the cane toads equation, with Bouin, Ryzhik (Q. Appl. Math. 2017)
  10. [arxiv] [journ] Super-linear spreading in local bistable cane toads equations, with Bouin (Nonlinearity 2017)
  11. [arxiv] [journ] Ricci curvature bounds for weakly interacting Markov chains, with Erbar, Menz, Tetali (Electron. J. Probab. 2017)
  12. [arxiv] [journ] Super-linear spreading in local and non-local cane toads equations, with Bouin, Ryzhik (J. Math. Pures Appl. 2017)
  13. [pdf] Propagation Phenomena in Reaction-Advection-Diffusion Equations (PhD Thesis) (NOTE: All work presented in this thesis is contained in the papers below)
  14. [arxiv] [journ] Propagation of solutions to the Fisher-KPP equation with slowly decaying initial data (Nonlinearity 2016)
  15. [arxiv] [journ] Equivalence of a mixing condition and the LSI in spin systems with infinite range interaction, with Menz (Stoch. Proc. Appl. 2016)
  16. [arxiv] [journ] Stability of Vortex Solutions to an Extended Navier-Stokes System, with Gie, Iyer, Kavlie, Whitehead (Commun. Math. Sci. 2016)
  17. [arxiv] [journ] Population Stabilization in Branching Brownian Motion With Absorption, (Commun. Math. Sci. 2016)
  18. [arxiv] [journ] Pulsating Fronts in a 2D Reactive Boussinesq System, (Comm. Partial Differential Equations 2014)

A long time ago (at the beginning of grad school), I wrote up a short proof that measurable functions that are additive on the rationals are additive on the reals. Since it has been referred to a few times on MathOverflow posts, I have been asked to continue hosting it. Here is it.